The Eastern Football League covers Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, includes 43 teams, of which 12 are in division one, stretching from Balwyn through to Noble Park in the south.
This afternoon I attended the EFL’s Division One Grand Final against Noble and Scoresby at Bayswater Oval in Knox. The game attracted close to 10,000 spectators and was the first time since 1987 that Vermont were not in the finals. While Scoresby had an early lead, Noble Park eventually secured victory with a lead of 42 points.
The Eastern Football League has a formed a number of community partnerships, including support for Blue Ribbon Day to recognise Police Officers killed in the line of duty. The EFL contributed financially to Blue Ribbon Day and it is fantastic to see the League supporting such a worthwhile cause.